c. 1600, "epicurean, having delicate tastes," from fine (adj.) + toothed "having teeth" (of a certain kind); see tooth (n.). By 1703 as "having fine teeth" (of a saw, file, comb, etc.); fine-tooth in this sense attested from 1804.
1. "I want to send a telegram." — "Fine, to whom?"
2. She's going to be fine. She always was pretty strong.
3. Before the race, he is fine. But afterwards he is worn out.
4. Billy Sullivan had impressed me as a fine man.
5. He was about seven years old, small and fine-boned like his mother.